Definition of Jolly Roger

1. Noun. A flag usually bearing a white skull and crossbones on a black background; indicates a pirate ship.

Exact synonyms: Black Flag, Blackjack, Pirate Flag
Generic synonyms: Flag
Terms within: Skull And Crossbones



Definition of Jolly Roger

1. Noun. the traditional flag used on European and American pirate ships; often pictured as a white skull and crossbones on a black field; the blackjack ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jolly Roger

Johore
Joinson
Joint Academic Network
Joint Chiefs
Joint Chiefs of Staff
Joint Direct Attack Munition
Jojo
Jolene
Joliet
Joliot
Joliot-Curie
Jolles' test
Jolliet
Jolly
Jolly's reaction
Jolly Roger (current term)
Jolly Rogers
Jolly bodies
Jolson
Jolyon
Jomada I
Jomada II
Jominian
Jomo Kenyata
Jon
Jon.
Jonah
Jonah crab
Jonah crabs
Jonas

Literary usage of Jolly Roger

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1. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1913)
"UNDER THE Jolly Roger McGuffey Proves That An Ounce of Prejudice is a Barrel oí Imagination By PETER B. KYNE Author if: Ca£fain Scragg; Drawing» ht. ..."

2. Notable Trials: Romances of the Law Courts by Richard Storry Deans (1906)
"THE "Jolly Roger." A Typical Case of the Eighteenth Century. THANKS to the British Navy, mariners may now sail the sea without any danger save from the ..."

3. Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, Clayton Meeker Hamilton (1910)
"CHAPTER XXV I STRIKE THE Jolly Roger I HAD scarce gained a position on the bowsprit, when the flying jib flapped and filled upon the other tack, ..."

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